On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 2.6 inches of snow caused an unprecedented traffic jam in Atlanta, GA. While the ideal situation would have been for the disarray to be avoided altogether, there are some unique lessons that can be gleaned by examining how the day unfolded. Chris Summerrow, CBCP and Director of Business Continuity Management, Corporate Security at UPS, works in Atlanta and witnessed the day’s events first-hand.
March 26, 2014, 2:00-3:00 EST. Join us as we review and discuss the findings...
The storm, the largest since 2010, kept emergency planners and rescue crews busy, but it didn't...
The new virus is related to SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which killed some 800 people in a global outbreak in 2003. It belongs to a family of viruses that most often causes the common cold.
Hackers are putting top technology executives under severe pressure. And this week's sudden departure of Target's chief information officer in the wake of the company's massive pre-Christmas data breach has only ratcheted up the stress.
Join us as we review and discuss the findings from our 2014 Crisis Communications Survey. Continuity Insights surveyed 270 organizations to determine how social media platforms are being used, the functionality of notification systems and mobile technologies, and the content of associated crisis communications plans.
Join us in San Francisco for the Continuity Insights Regional Business Continuity Conference, held June 9-10, 2014 at the South San Francisco Conference Center, conveniently located less than a mile north of the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The conference is ideal for individuals who may be unable to commit the time and resources necessary to attend the annual Continuity Insights Management Conference.
The 12th Annual 2014 Continuity Insights Management Conference will be held on April 28-30, 2014 at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, LA. The conference comprises three days of comprehensive educational programming, numerous networking opportunities, a review of the latest technologies and practices, additional certification and post-conference workshops, and much more.
The National Weather Service is investigating why some northwestern Indiana residents received alerts Tuesday about a tornado warning even though the day was sunny and cold with no severe weather in sight.
“The impact of extreme weather shows up this month mostly in production, which is down 6.6 and that looks very unusual in view of solid new orders, and a backlog of orders which is growing ... Backups in ports, hampered logistics and things of that sort is reflected in February’s production numbers."
Target Corp. Chief Information Officer Beth Jacob is resigning effective Wednesday as the retailer overhauls its information security and compliance division in the wake of a massive pre-Christmas data breach. The company will search for an interim chief information officer who can help guide the company through the transformation.
A new report published by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), in association with BSI, has revealed that IT-related threats are continuing to provide the greatest concern for organizations, ranking above other threats such as natural disasters, security incidents and industrial disputes.
Federal regulators say a nuclear power plant on Lake Ontario in central New York has been shut down by a problem with an off-site power supply. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the Nine Mile Point 2 plant in Scriba (SKREYE'-buh) was manually shut down early Tuesday after the loss of power.
National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 2-8, 2014 is sponsored by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA is urging the public to understand the risks, take action and spread the word.
Experience in overseeing the growing threat of cybersecurity risk is one of the key attributes boards will look for when appointing their next new corporate director, according to the 11th annual What Directors Think survey, a comprehensive report on boardroom trends.
Send Word Now announced its selection by Canadian North Airlines to provide emergency notification and incident management services. The two fully integrated solutions will enable the Alberta-based airline to rapidly alert and mobilize personnel.
A dispatcher at Los Angeles International Airport couldn't immediately send police to a shooting last year because the emergency phone system didn't provide a location, according to an investigation that also found broken panic buttons that are supposed to quickly call for help.
Warren Buffett says the rate of disasters that Berkshire Hathaway's insurance companies see hasn't changed because of extreme weather. Buffett said on CNBC Monday that he hasn't made any change in the way he calculates the likelihood of a catastrophe because of climate change.